Saturday's WNBA Capsules
Sunday, July 17, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points, Lindsey Harding added 14 and the Atlanta Dream snapped a two-game losing streak with a 76-68 victory over the Chicago Sky on Saturday night.
Sylvia Fowles finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Sky (7-8), who have lost five straight on the road.
Chicago missed 11 of its first 12 shots, but overcame a 15-point first-quarter deficit by going on a 40-17 run that ended with Cathrine Kraayeveld’s 3-pointer and a 42-35 Sky lead with 7:56 left in the third.
But Atlanta (4-9) never trailed after Courtney Paris’ layup made it 56-54 in the first minute of the fourth.
Armintie Price handed out a career-high 10 assists and scored 13 points for the Dream.
Lynx 69, Storm 62
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 19 points and Minnesota took over the game with a 22-2 run and, then held on to beat Seattle.
Rebekkah Brunson added 16 points for the Lynx (9-4), while Lindsay Whalen scored 13, including four big free throws down the stretch.
Tanisha Wright scored 18 points to lead the Storm (7-6), while Swin Cash had 16 and Sue Bird added 15.
Bird hit consecutive 3s to put Seattle ahead 24-23 with 6:23 to play in the first half, but Augustus followed with a pair of jumpers that started a 12-2 Minnesota run to close out the half.
The Lynx then scored the first 10 points of the third quarter, and Seattle didn’t get closer than six the rest of the way.
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